Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Wife Beth Chapman Diagnosed With Throat Cancer
Beth Chapman is one tough lady!
The Dog the Bounty Hunter star and wife of Duane "Dog" Chapman revealed this week that she’s been diagnosed with throat cancer.
That said, she also emphasized to fans that she’s ready to take on this fight.
The former A&E star, who appeared on the reality series with her husband for eight seasons, has been on a TV hiatus since the show ended in 2015 — aside from their brief CMT spin-off, Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.
And now, her focus remains solely on recovering from this difficult disease.
"As most of you know I've spent a lifetime facing tests and challenges I didn't see coming and certainly never expected,” she wrote in a letter obtained by RadarOnline.com.
She then detailed the moment she found out she was sick.
“I've been dealt my share of unexpected blows over the course of my almost fifty years,” she continued.
“But nothing as serious as the one I heard from my doctors two weeks ago when they uttered those dreaded three words, ‘You have cancer.’”
The 49-year-old shared that doctors found a T2 tumor in her throat, which is blocking her breathing.
Her recommended next step, she explained, was immediate surgery and treatment to stop the disease from further progressing.
Though she has been through alot, Beth admitted she’s never experienced something so “life or death.”
“I've stared down the devil more than once in my life but I've never faced a real life or death decision,” she confessed.
She then added, “My life has never been easy, and I surely don't expect it to start now.”
But don’t feel bad for the Colorado native — she’s no victim, she emphasized.
“I've never been a victim and I won't let cancer beat me,” she stated firmly.
“I realize the road I am about to travel will be rocky, full of unexpected twists and turns. But I know one thing for sure. A bend in the road is not the end of the road.”
For now, the bounty hunter’s wife is preparing to undergo surgery to remove the tumor.
“I will fight every step of the way. My husband and children are counting on me to be there for years to come,” she concluded.
“I am so very grateful to be surrounded by family and friends who have given me incredible support during this very challenging time."